Hughes: Handshake down to Ferdinand


Mark Hughes refused to add to the pressure on Anton Ferdinand to shake John Terry's hand before QPR's FA Cup clash with Chelsea, after Andre Villas-Boas claimed it was "extremely important" he did so.

Rangers boss Hughes said it was entirely Ferdinand's decision whether to snub Terry during the pre-match handshake prior to Saturday's west London derby at Loftus Road.

Ferdinand is reportedly agonising over whether shaking Terry's hand could be seen as hypocritical amid claims he has been advised by Rangers that to do so would be the best course of action, but Hughes said: "If he feels it is not appropriate, that has to be his own decision. It won't be influenced by myself or the club."

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